Associate Professor of Safety and Effectiveness
Dr. Farah Magrabi is an Associate Professor at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University. An engineer by training, she has over 15 years’ experience in designing and evaluating digital health technologies for clinicians and consumers. She is also a credentialed Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI). She is internationally recognised as a research leader in the safety of digital health. She has made a major contribution to documenting the clinical risks to patients by examining safety events in Australia, the USA and England. Her research has shaped policy and practice including a new ISO specification for the surveillance and analysis of safety events (ISO/TS 20405). In recognition of this work, she received the Sax Institute’s Research Action Award in 2015. Her current research is focussed on investigating the safety and ethics of artificial intelligence (AI) in health. She is co-chair of the Australian Alliance for AI in Healthcare’s working group on safety, quality and ethics.